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Saturday, August 17 • 8:00am - 9:30am
SESSION 608 - Lets Give 'Em Something to Talk About: Oral History in the Digital Age

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How do diverse institutions cope with preservation and access issues when it comes to oral histories in their collections? The speakers in this lightning session present some answers to that question. Institutions represented include large and small, federal and educational, public and private—with born-digital and digitized oral histories. The variety of projects spans working with students and vendors, diverse interviewees and creators, and digitized versus born-digital material.


Molly Alexander

Archivist, Association of American Medical Colleges

Maija Anderson

Head, Historical Collections & Archives, Oregon Health and Science University
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Natalie Baur

Bibliotecaria de preservación, Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas, El Colegio de México
Natalie Baur is the Bibliotecaria de Preservación at the Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas at El Colegio de México in Mexico City, an institute of higher learning specializing in Humanities and Social Science. Previously she served as the Archivist for the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries, Fulbright-García Robles scholar in Mexico during the 2015-2016 academic year, and co-founder of the Itinerant Archivists in... Read More →
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Bethany Fiechter

Head, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
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Amanda Focke

Archivist Spec Collection Librarian, Rice University
In my most recent career at Rice University for the past 12 years, I have become increasingly responsible for planning for long-term preservation and access for born digital archives and our digitized objects. Rice's institutional repository runs dSpace software. We feature manuscript and archives materials as well as Rice University Archives materials. We maintain a wiki for digital project documentation. | Regional Archival Associations... Read More →
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Bertram Lyons

Archivist, Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
Bertram Lyons, Senior Consultant at AVPreserve, is an archivist with expertise in digital acquisition and digitization. Most recently, Bert has worked with colleagues at the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center (AFC) to develop tools, policies, and partnerships around the development and management of digital collections. During his tenure, AFC has become a leader in digital preservation at the Library of Congress, having built their... Read More →
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Natalie Milbrodt

Associate Coordinator, Metadata Services, Queens Library

Charlie Mutschler

University Archivist, Eastern Washington University
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Genya O'Gara

VIVA Associate Director, VIVA - The Virtual Library of Virginia
Genya O’Gara is the Associate Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a consortium of 72 nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Genya received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has held previous positions in Collection Management and Special Collections at North Carolina State University, most recently serving as the Director of Collections at James... Read More →

Cyndi Shein

Assistant Archivist, J. Paul Getty Trust
Cyndi Shein is the Assistant Archivist for the J. Paul Getty Trust. She cares for the institutional records and archives of the Trust and the Getty's programs: the Museum, Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and Foundation. She is responsible for analog and electronic materials in a variety of formats and genres, including traditional institutional records, oral histories, architectural records, and the personal papers and diaries of... Read More →
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Jennifer Snyder

Oral History Archivist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Jennifer Snyder is the Oral History Archivist at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art where she oversees more than 2,200 interviews. Started in 1958, the Archives’ Oral History Program continues to be an active, successful initiative; it is the largest collection of recordings about American art anywhere in the world. Work in this role has included overseeing the large-scale digitization of over 4,600 analog recordings, improving the... Read More →

Rachel Telford

Archivist, The Library of Congress

Debbie Whalen

Librarian, Eastern Kentucky University

Kristi Young

Curator of Folklore Archives, Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Saturday August 17, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
Grand Salon 19/22

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